The Blue Ridge Wine and Jazz Festival is coming up on May 6th. This is a great local festival complete with hot jazz, great wines, fine art, and delicious cuisine. The gates open at 2:00 pm and the live music begins at 3:00 pm. Terry Ellis tells us all about his band Kharisma Jazzmatic Funk and all the other bands that will be performing at the festival this year. Visit the Blue Ridge Wine and Jazz Festival site to see the artist line-up, purchase your tickets in advance, and get all the details for this great festival.
Did you know: Most of Pickens County’s early industry revolved around the marble industry. Polycor Georgia Marble is located in Marble Hill near Tate. For decades Georgia Marble has been mined and used to create historic architecture around the world, including the Archives Building in Atlanta, the New York Stock Exchange, the Supreme Court, the Lincoln Memorial and our local Tate Elementary School. The marble is also used for tombstones for the United States Military at Arlington National Cemetery. Most of the marble is white, but there is also very rare pink marble. It is one of the few places in the world where pink marble is found.
Go to FYNTV.com and check out everything going on at the Georgia Apple Festival this weekend! FetchYourNews.com & FYNTV.com will visit with vendors and highlight all the action at the Apple Festival!
ELLIJAY CELEBRATES 45 FUN-FILLED YEARS!
Welcome to North Georgia! The Georgia Apple Festival brings two exciting weekends to Ellijay, Georgia every year with hundreds of vendors offering food, art, crafts, and more, as well visitors from all over.
The Ellijay Lions Club, the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce, the cities of Ellijay and East Ellijay, and Gilmer County invite everyone to come and enjoy the 45th year of the Georgia Apple Festival. There are over 300 vendors with handmade, hand-crafted items, as well as many on-site demonstrations of how selected types of crafts are made. This year promises many new crafts as well as favorites from past festivals. There is a parade and antique car show each year. The antique car show is held at the Civic Center on October 8th. The parade is on October 15th and begins at 10 AM in historic downtown Ellijay.
The weekend activities begin early Saturday morning with a 5K Road Race and a one mile Fun Run. Below is a highlight video along with list of winners. (more…)
The Georgia Marble Festival is proud to be the Home of the Georgia State Bluegrass Competition. A variety of competitions including Fiddle, Flat-Pickin’ Guitar, Bluegrass Banjo, Mandolin and a Bluegrass Band Competition takes place on Saturday and Sunday of the Georgia Marble Festival. (more…)
The Georgia Marble Festival reached over 10,000 visitors this year! Below is a highlight video from all the excitement that The Georgia Marble Festival brings every year to Jasper. (more…)
The Pickens High School Dragonettes softball team hosted the Cedartown Lady Bulldogs. The game was also the annual “Senior Night” celebration, when the lone “Nettes’” senior, Olivia LeMieux, was honored. The “Nettes” got nixed by the Lady Dogs in a 1-0 pitchers’ duel. (more…)